"Hi Dr. Perrin,
I know this is an old discussion but I will bite. I have been involved with two classical Christian schools in the southeast -- both offer Latin beginning in third grade, one offers Greek in high school, neither offer a…"
A group for teachers and administrators who develop programs to intentionally shape the student culture at their school.Such programs might include extracurricular clubs, service organizations, school policies and procedures, a house system, school competitions, and the like.A place to discuss discipline issues, managing the atmosphere, motifs, and mores of your school, intentionality in programs, policies, and teacher/student relations, and any other element that contributes or detracts from a…See More
I'm a teacher, and a student by constitution! I am an autodidactic and avid reader.
I came to classical education in the '90s. My daughter was a student at an elite prep school, whole language was in vogue in the teacher's college, and I was an executive director for an Episcopal kindergarten. I saw that the best-performing schools didn't change their methodology with educational faddery, but for the most part stuck with the tried and true, much of it (focusing on teaching students the tools of learning instead of isolated subjects, engaging them in the "great conversation") is used in classical and Christian schools.
I read Mr. Wilson's book in the mid-90s, and re-thought what I thought I knew. I joined a book club focusing on education, then it morphed into focusing on Christian education, then classical and Christian education, then the classics, and the rest is history.
I'm married to a brilliant thinker, reader and musician, a true renaissance man about whom I joke practices medicine in his spare time, and we have eight children.
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